As soon as spring rolls around, golfers get ready to start the season. Discover here our selection of the most remarkable golf courses in the world. A great way to combine a passion for the game with a passion for travel in one fell swoop.
1. Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne
- The best course in Australia
Considered one of the best golf courses in the world (36 holes), the Royal Melbourne offers two courses including the West Course, designed by Alister Mackenzie, which features native Australian scrub along the fairways, deep greenside bunkers, elevated tees and fast greens.
The East Course is also a hilly course built on an easily drained sandy base. It features gently undulating holes with beautiful fast fairways and excellent bunkers with fast greens. So between east and west, which one do you think is the best layout?
2. Reynolds lake Oconee Golf, Georgia
- A true championship risk/reward experience
Ranked in the top five best golf courses in Georgia and located an hour from Atlanta, the golf experiences at Reynolds Lake Oconee combine variety, challenge and pure joy with a rare collection of six experiences that perfectly reflect the passion for the game and the character of the five architects behind the concept. Stay at The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee for an even more incredible golfing experience.
Here, you’ll enjoy private instruction, personalized club fitting and the latest technology for training and swing analysis. But that’s not all! Swimming, fishing, archery, canoeing and other experiences await the more adventurous people.
Credits to: Reynolds Lake Oconee
3. Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
- One of the great modern marvels in golf
A former sheep ranch, Cape Kidnappers has perhaps the most breathtaking view of any golf course on the planet. Built on a panorama of peaks and valleys overlooking the sea, this 18-holes course designed in 2004 by Tom Doak, offers cliffside fairways perched 140 meters above sea level and a surface that remains firm and fast.
Cape Kidnappers is also an outstanding birdwatching destination, with spectacular views of the coastline.
4. Sentosa Club, Singapore
- A must for all golfers living in or visiting Singapore
600,000€ is the amount you’ll have to spend if you wish a membership at the exclusive Sentosa Club Singapore. Voted the best club in the world in 2019 and 2022, this internationally renowned course features large bunkers and panoramic views of the water and Singapore’s skyline.
Credits to: Golf Australia
5. St Andrews, Scotland
- The largest public golf complex in Europe
The birthplace of golf, Scotland is a must-see destination for all golf enthusiasts. A legendary course since the 15th century, the Old Course at St Andrews features huge bunkers and double greens, as well as oddities such as the Road Hole and the Hell Bunker. There’s fun for all ages at Europe’s largest golf complex.
Extend the experience by staying at the Old Course Hotel St Andrews, a luxurious 5* hotel with spa and restaurant.
6. Hokuli'a, Kona, Hawaii
- An exclusive residential club community
Hokuli’a offers an 18-hole course that is differentiated by breathtaking views across from St. Martin and the Caribbean Sea. Dramatic elevation changes loom over idyllic Rendezvous Bay.
Following Hurricane Irma in 2017 and the death of its former owner, businessman Richard Schulze has since spent lots of money to renovate and upgrade this resort.
7. Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
- One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back 100 years
The Royal County Down Golf Club is located in the beautiful Murlough Nature Reserve along the shores of Dundrum Bay. Each hole offers a different view as golfers face blind tee shots, narrow fairways surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, deep bunkers and fast domed greens. To wit, the ninth hole is one of the most photographed holes in golf.
8. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta Canada
- Renowned for its panoramic beauty, with a captivating and challenging layout set
In the heart of one of Canada’s most beautiful national parks, the Fairmont Banff Springs course in Aberta enjoys a panoramic view of the Bow River Valley. A magnificent layout with optical illusion holes will delight golfers. These courses in the middle of the
These courses in the beautiful Canadian Rockies will captivate and stimulate golfers looking for a challenge.
Credits to: Fairmont
9. The Palmeraie, Morocco
- One of the most beautiful golf courses in Marrakesh
The most beautiful golf course in Morocco, and one of the most beautiful in the world, is located in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, between mountains and artificial lakes covering 77 hectares. Designed in 2013, it has a state-of-the-art facility, ideal for all types of players.
Credits to: Golf Marrakech
10. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates
- An oasis of tranquility carved out of the desert
How can we not mention the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and its lush greens when talking about the most beautiful venues or practice. It is one of the most luxurious golf courses in the world, with an outstanding clubhouse and a private pool for players.
One of the characteristics of this golf course is that it is possible to play at night, as the whole area is equipped with powerful lighting. This is quite pleasant when you know that temperatures can reach 50° Celsius in the middle of the season.
Save the dates:
Novices, amateurs or professionals, what will be your next golfing experience? Would you prefer to participate in one of the next important events of the year
–> Here are some dates to remember in 2023:
April 6-9, 2023: Atlanta masters golf
One of the most exciting golf tournaments in the world with the best players in Georgia.
September 22-24: Solheim Cup
The 18th edition of the Solheim Cup will take place on European soil, on the Andalusian course of Finca Cortesin.
September 29 to October 1: The Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup will return to Europe from September 29 to October 1, 2023 at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome in Guidonia where the best players will compete for the 44th match in history.